The next installment in the Masters of Japanese Cinema is one of the many Mizoguchi films about a woman sacrificing herself for a man; The Downfall of Osen was an early triumph for the great actress Isuzu Yamada. In this special presentation, Osen is presented with benshi narration. In Japanese silent film, narrators, or benshi, provided live commentary during the film, providing dialog and making observations about the story. This is a rare opportunity to experience film as Japanese audiences would have experienced it in the silent era.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
12:00pm - 2:00pm
1416 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA
Sponsored by Western Libraries and United States-Japan Foundation.